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NEW Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

Inter-Agency Standing Committee IASC, (2019)


Guidelines. The guidelines set out essential actions that humanitarian actors must take in order to effectively identify and respond to the needs and rights of persons with disabilities who are most at risk of being left behind in humanitarian settings. The recommended actions in each chapter place persons with disabilities at the centre of humanitarian action, both as actors and as members of affected populations. They are specific to persons with disabilities and to the context of humanitarian action and build on existing and more general standards and guidelines. These are the first humanitarian guidelines to be developed with and by persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in association with traditional humanitarian stakeholders. Based on the outcomes of a comprehensive global and regional multi-stakeholder consultation process, they are designed to promote the implementation of quality humanitarian programmes in all contexts and across all regions, and to establish and increase both the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their meaningful participation in all decisions that concern them.
https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/fi...


Global humanitarian assistance report 2019

Development Initiatives; Global Humanitarian Assistance, (2019)


This year’s report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.
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Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Emergencies 2019

Protection Cluster, (2019)


This handbook is a quick-reference tool that provides practical, field-level guidance to establish and maintain a GBV sub-cluster in a humanitarian emergency. It provides the foundations for coordination. More in-depth information can be pursued through resources referenced in this handbook. The GBV AoR website (gbvaor.net) maintains a repository of tools, training materials and resources that complement this handbook. As a second edition, this handbook provides updates to practitioners on humanitarian reforms, lessons learned, promising practices and resources that have emerged since its first publication in 2010.
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Disaster Recovery Guidance Series - Communication during Disaster Recovery

World Bank, GFDRR, (2019)


This Guide provides practical guidance for governments regarding how to effectively communicate with communities during the recovery phase following an emergency. It explains how to identify communication needs, and presents “best fit” communication methods and strategies to deploy to support Disaster Recovery Frameworks (DRF) and recovery strategies. The Guide is divided into six sections, as follows: SECTION 1 Good Practice Principles for Effective Communication SECTION 2 Barriers to Effective Communication SECTION 3 How to Identify Communication Needs during Recovery SECTION 4 Communication Methods for Recovery Planning and Operations SECTION 5 Developing a Communication Plan SECTION 6 Key Take-away Messages
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The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Humanitarian Price of Climate Change and How it Can be Avoided

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, (2019)


A new report by the world’s largest humanitarian network warns that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050. It estimates that the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of storms, droughts and floods could climb beyond 200 million annually – compared to an estimated 108 million today. It further suggests that this rising human toll would come with a huge financial price tag, with climate-related humanitarian costs ballooning
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Guidance Note on Health Disaster Risk Management with Indigenous Peoples

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), (2019)


For centuries, indigenous peoples around the world have used their traditional knowledge to prepare for, cope with and survive disasters. Their methods and practices originated within their communities and have been maintained and passed down over generations. Until recently, policy makers have largely ignored this vast body of knowledge, in favor of ‘Western’ science and technologybased methods of disaster risk reduction and response. Today, however, many of these traditional practices are considered important and necessary contributions to the conservation of biodiversity and environmental sustainability. Yet at the same time, this knowledge is under constant threat of being eroded or lost, making these communities more vulnerable...
http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456...


Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health into General Healthcare in Humanitarian Settings

International Medical Corps, (2019)


This Toolkit aims to support the understanding and implementation of integrated mental health programs in humanitarian settings. It provides a framework for essential steps and components, with associated key guidance and resources, that strengthen the integration process, and is primarily intended for (1) implementing agencies, but may also be useful for (2) donors, and (3) government actors. Users can access the three steps & three cross cutting components relevant to current program needs, or stages of programming. Accessed August 7, 2019
https://www.mhinnovation.net/collaborations/IMC-Me...


The Sphere Handbook. Interactive Version

The Sphere Project, (2019)


Sphere has recently updated its Interactive Handbook, making it quicker and easier to browse and access its content. New features allow users to browse the Handbook in multiple languages, access additional sets of standards, filter and share search results and embed the Handbook into other websites. This improved platform is an essential resource for humanitarian practitioners looking for guidance across all phases of preparedness and response. Users have the option of browsing the Interactive Handbook in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. The Handbook is currently being translated into ten more languages, expected to be added to the platform in the coming months. Japanese is due to be the first addition later in 2019. The online platform now also includes the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) Handbook, also available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. More sets of standards should be added in the coming months.
https://handbook.spherestandards.org/en/sphere/#ch...


Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement: A Snapshot of Successful Humanitarian-Development Initiatives

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), (2019)


This paper aims to contribute to the reflection on effective practices to address protracted displacement, in support of the GP20 Plan of Action roll-out. It expands on the research conducted by Walter Kälin and Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat for the 2017 OCHA-commissioned study Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome.1 That study provided a comprehensive picture of the impact of protracted internal displacement, as well as five country case studies in contexts of conflict and disasters.It also offered a road map for addressing such displacement through seven steps, including conducting joint analysis and defining collective outcomes.
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